Posted July 2018

KU Peninsula Preschool has been successful in receiving a $4,000 grant from Port Stephens Council as part of the Aboriginal Projects Fund 2018-2019.

The funds will support cultural education at the preschool through the employment of Aboriginal cultural educators and excursions to Murrook Cultural Centre.

“We are very excited to have received this grant which will allow us to further our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and explore these in greater detail within our program,” said KU Peninsula Director, Mark Taylor.

The preschool specialises in cultural and community relationships, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, which plays a central role within their daily program.

“The funds from the grant will allow us to develop stronger connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community, which is essential for our teachings and engagement with children, families and the local community,” said Mark.

“Cultural education delivered by knowledgeable educators is important because it allows our children to develop a deeper understanding of the different cultures that exist within our community and allows them to develop a more positive attitude and relationship with others and the world around them.”